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S. 1354 (113th): End Sex Trafficking Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2013 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1354

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 24, 2013

(for himself and Ms. Klobuchar) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the range of conduct punished as sex trafficking, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the End Sex Trafficking Act of 2013 .

2.

Fighting demand for sex trafficking

(a)

In general

Section 1591 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(1), by striking or maintains and inserting maintains, patronizes, or solicits;

(2)

in subsection (b)

(A)

in paragraph (1), by striking or obtained and inserting obtained, patronized, or solicited; and

(B)

in paragraph (2), by striking or obtained and inserting obtained, patronized, or solicited; and

(3)

in subsection (c), by striking or maintained and inserting maintained, patronized, or solicited.

(b)

Definition amended

Section 103(10) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 ( 22 U.S.C. 7102(10) ) is amended by striking or obtaining and inserting obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting.

3.

Targeting offenders who exploit children

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall ensure that all task forces and working groups within the Innocence Lost National Initiative engage in activities, programs, or operations to increase the investigative capabilities of State and local law enforcement officers in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of persons who patronize or solicit children for sex.